SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield Police say that there's a telephone scheme going around that cheats people out of their money.
Over the last few weeks, dozens of people have reported receiving suspicious phone calls that claim that their loved ones have been kidnapped.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that these callers are demanding anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000. They say that if victims don't send the money, their husband, child or grandparent will be held hostage.
Sgt. Delaney said callers know victims' names and some details of victims' families, and that makes these calls even more believable, but he said these calls are just schemes.
If you have any information on the callers, contact Springfield Police Detectives at (413) 787-6355, or you can anonymously text-a-tip.
If anyone has any information on these callers, contact the Springfield Police Detective Bureau at 787-6355.
Or you can always use their anonymous line, text-a-tip.